The joint annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion (AAR), the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) and the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR), November 23–26, 1996.


See the following two-part interview with William Dever in BAR: “Is This Man a Biblical Archaeologist?” BAR 22:04; “Is the Bible Right After All?” BAR 22:05.


See Jodi Magness, “What Was Qumran? Not a Country Villa,” BAR 22:06.


The presenters included William Dever of the University of Arizona, Jane Cahill of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jeffrey Zorn of the Tell en-Nasbeh Research Project, Oystein LaBianca of Andrews University, Weston Fields of the Dead Sea Scrolls Foundation, David Schloen of the University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute, and J.P. Dessel (with Jodi Magness of Tufts University).


See “Scholar Claims Bible Scholars Suppress Palestinian History in Favor of Israelites,” BAR 22:02.


See Philip R. Davies, “‘House of David’ Built on Sand,” BAR 20:04.


ASOR’s annual meeting will be held at Napa, California, November 15 to 20, 1997, immediately before the AAR/SBL annual meeting.